Retail Therapy: 20 Last Minute Stocking Stuffers and Gift Ideas

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If you’re feeling a bit stuck and in need of some gift ideas for the runners in your life, check out this list to see if there’s anything they could use to keep them running fit for 2009. (Or, if you’re the runner and you’re deeply afraid you’re gonna get given something that’s just not you again, here’s a link to pass on.)

  1. The Superhero Pendant for the superhero runner in your life. (I’m putting this first because it’s my favorite.)
  2. Body Glide
  3. Bondi Bands – a comfy, colorful and creative way to hold your hair back while running. Buy 5 headbands for $25! (Enter redeem code at checkout: XMAS.)
  4. Gym Membership to keep everyone in shape.
  5. Subscription to Runner’s World.
  6. Books about running and nutrition.
  7. Garmin Forerunner to keep your runner on track.
  8. Polar heart rate monitors.
  9. Warm gloves and hats.
  10. Socks – always a great gift.
  11. Reflective gear for the nighttime or early morning runner.
  12. iPod or MP3 player to keep your runner company.
  13. Fuel or hydration belt.
  14. Entry into that favorite marathon your runner has been talking about.
  15. Power bars, Gu or other healthy fuel and snacks.
  16. Lip balm to keep those lips kissable.
  17. Running shoes. Who couldn’t use a new pair?
  18. Chocolate. Need I say more?
  19. The Marathon Stick to sooth those sore muscles.
  20. Gift certificate to a massage therapist.

Bondi Band
Fuel Belt
Trail Blazer Socks

About Susan

I am a runner.I run to keep myself on track physically, mentally, and to ensure I do not spend all my money on shoes.

  1. jeanne on December 13th at 8:02 am

    I just bought the superhero pendant. you’re a lifesaver, susan!

    jeannes last blog post..Ten Miles

  2. Audrey on December 14th at 5:25 am

    Love the Bondi Band – very stylish.

    Audreys last blog post..Hectic Social Life!

  3. Hydrateme on December 15th at 9:18 am

    How about the AquaJoe?

  4. Tammy on December 15th at 6:54 pm

    Great list!! I would also add: Sport gels/blocks/bars
    Biofreeze gel ( I love that stuff!)
    Running Calendar/training log
    gift card for itunes (music 4 the runs!)

    Tammys last blog post..Red footie pjs….a silver bell…oh, and the Memphis Half Marathon…..

  5. Sean Blair on December 21st at 3:39 am

    Or you could give the gift of music that was written for running, Hollywood composer Howie Saunders (composed music for Matrix, Charlies Angels…) has turned his hand to writing custom running music. Put these beats in your iPod and you’ll be flying….